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The song you are talking about was the theme tune of the TV series Mission: Impossible (1966–1973). It returned to television for two seasons from 1988 to 1990. Original theme From YouTube: The Mission Impossible movie is based on the TV series. In 1996, the theme was remade by U2 members Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr....


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According to the director, the actor in the photograph is the same person that played Ray Finkle for the rest of the movie merely costumed up to look more like a typical 70's football player. To quote from the article:


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I can't find any backup, but I read somewhere way-back-when that they needed a mascot who could (possibly) kick a field goal, to ridicule the actual kicker who missed his attempt. The dolphin is the only mascot capable of doing something like that.


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